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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:08 pm 
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Location: Scarborough
+1. You've obviously looked after it, as well as using it well! It looks great as is. I'd love to see it built up...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:12 pm 
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Id certainly leave as is.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:06 pm 
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Location: S. Wales
Dan Shotton was a student at the College of Art and Design in Bristol, and learned his frame building skills working for Argos frame builders . I knew him as a fellow member of Bristol Road Club in the early 80s. He made only a small number of frames, all high quality, and so far as I know, all with "DS" at the top of the stays and with "Dan ..." frame numbers. I have a 1982 DS frame which looks as if it might be identical to yours, recently resprayed by Argos, who did a fabulous job, including re-creating the intertwined "DS" head transfer. Your frame sounds very much like one of his.

I recall he was keen on cantilever brakes.

I had thought Argos didn't apply their own transfers to other makers' frames, but recently saw what looked like a fairly basic mass-produced 1980s frame with an Argos respray - certainly not the sort of frame Argos makes. I would guess yours is a Dan Shotton frame with an Argos paint job.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:18 pm 
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another vote for leaving as is


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:36 am 
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Location: Staffordshire
Wether to respray is up to you, but get it rebuilt and get the pics on here...


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 Post subject: Dan Shotton frame
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:58 am 
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Location: Bristol
I love my Dan Shotton, made in 1980 - and still going strong. I found the frame on ebay for £80, from a lovely man in Bath. It's in metalic graphite grey and fixed gear, fitted out with Camp 3 arm crankset. A pleasure to ride.


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